We’ve almost made it through a month of winter and the sun is slowly starting to set later. Winter gets a pretty bad rap as far as seasons go because it can be dark, cold, and lonely. However, I think that it’s a good time to rest and indulge in cozy moments without the distraction of feeling like you’re missing out on anything. One of my favorite things about living in the DC area is that I get to experience every season (sometimes in one day! lol) and therefore I feel like I get to appreciate all of the great things that they each offer.
Here is this year’s Winter Bucket List:
Go Skiing and/or Snow Tubing
This item was definitely created with my 30 before 30 Bucket List in mind! I’m not usually one to volunteer for snow activities; I’m of the opinion that snow is pretty to look at, but not necessarily fun to be out in. That being said, I have always been intrigued by the concept of skiing and would love to give it a try. I’ve also had Northern Lights Snow Tubing on my winter bucket list for a couple of years now. Hopefully this season I will get to cross one (or both) of these off!
Create a 2023 Vision Board
New year, new vision board! I have been slowly rolling into 2023 and I haven’t actually created my vision board yet. I like creating digital vision boards for many reasons, one of which is that it is extremely customizable. You can read more about how to create a digital vision board and why I love using them in this post.
Listen to Vintage Records
If you are caught up on my YouTube channel, then you may already know that one of the highlights of my December was the moment that my mom let me borrow her treasured, vintage records (mentioned in this video). Now that I feel like I have the hang of using my turntable, I want to listen to them in my record corner.
Implement New Systems
I have talked about habits on the blog before, but my last read of 2022 renewed my desire to participate in habits that align with the person that I want to be. Reading Atomic Habits reminded me of how important it is to have systems in place that can help support the habits that I want to have (and discourage some of the ones that I don’t). This season, I am working on implementing some new systems (and return to ones that have worked in the past) to help align myself with my goals.
Bake Something New
Remember those cozy vibes that I mentioned in the intro of this post? Baking screams cozy to me but unfortunately, it’s not an area that I am particularly skilled. Baking something new will be a great challenge as well as an opportunity to practice.
Declutter + Organize
Is it just me or does every season bring about the urge to declutter and organize? Compounded with the new year, winter is a great opportunity to evaluate the things that are useful in (or bring happiness to) your life and space. There are a couple of areas that I want to focus this effort on this season and I encourage you to do the same!